Construction policy and regulation

MoU inked to develop green building certification tools

Leading Malaysia-based green building certification body, GreenRE Sdn Bhd, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with local construction organization, the Cambodia Green Building Council (CamGBC), to assist in developing green building certification tools for the Cambodian construction sector. ...

James Whitehead

Minister: Permits needed ahead of all construction

Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara has issued a letter banning architects and engineers from carrying out construction or demolition work without permits from the authorities. ...

Mom Kunthear

Land Ministry toughens measures to guarantee safety at building sites

A day after officials were instructed to check construction projects nationwide, the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction on Friday issued another directive to the relevant authorities and construction companies in the Kingdom to enforce the Law on Construction. The directive was issued ...

Voun Dara

Fifteen years' jail for construction deaths under new law

King Norodom Sihamoni has signed off on a new law that will see unlicensed construction company officials punished with a maximum of 15 years in prison if a worker is to die due to negligence. ...

Long Kimmarita

Construction boom adding fuel to the fire

The government needs to further invest in fire disaster management as the Kingdom enjoys a multi-billion-dollar boom in the construction industry, a fire prevention expert said. As high-rises continue to mushroom in the capital, fire disaster management may not be properly equipped to respond to ...

Hin Pisei

Assembly passes construction bill

The National Assembly unanimously approved the Draft Law on Construction on Monday. It is meant to strengthen the management of building projects and consists of 22 chapters and 111 articles. ...

Mech Dara

Committee inspects hundreds of projects

Provincial Hall spokesman Kheang Phearom recently revealed that Land Management Ministry and provincial officials have reviewed the permits and safety standards of nearly 300 construction projects in Preah Sihanouk. Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered for the creation of the Committee for the Inspection of Quality ...

Ben Sokhean

Government discusses new draft law aimed at construction safety

Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara on Thursday met for talks with members of the Supreme Council of Consultation and Recommendations over a draft law aimed at ensuring quality and safety in construction. ...

Long Kimmarita

Illegal building sites to have power cut

The government is to act against illegal construction sites nationwide by cutting off their electricity and water and halting the supply of materials. The measures come as the latest move against unlicensed projects after 28 people were killed and 26 injured following the collapse on ...

Long Kimmarita

Improving construction sector safety

Labour Ministry officials met with members of Japan’s parliament and the International Labour Organisation to discuss a project aimed at improving safety standards in the construction sector on Thursday.​ ...

Mom Kunthear

Apsara Authority grants home building permits

The Apsara Authority granted permission to more than 320 minor projects to build or renovate homes within the Angkor archaeological park in the first half of 2017, according to a report released yesterday. ...

Pech Sotheary

Seminar to discuss safety

Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction is preparing to host a construction seminar next week that will discuss the criteria for issuing building permits and also tackle problems related to construction site management. ...

Sum Manet

Plans underway for clearer guidelines governing landmarks and heritage buildings

As many tall buildings continue to pop up in Cambodia’s 500-year-old capital, ministries are continuing to place importance on preserving the cultural heritage of important historical sites and landmarks, ranging from ancient temples and monuments to pagodas and colonial buildings. ...

Moeun Nhean

A boom year for building projects

A stunning rise in the value of construction projects approved by the government in the first half of the year could be a sign that developers have found a willing ally in the newly appointed minister of land management, who has pushed through hundreds of ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Construction law being built

A draft construction law has been completed and will soon be submitted to the Council of Ministers and may be enacted by the end of the year, but there needs to be a discussion and more feedback before sending it to the government to be ...

Sum Manet

Construction of Sihanoukville ‘Pub Street’ underway

Less than two months after Sihanoukville authorities evicted scores of vendors along O’Chheuteal Beach deemed to be an eyesore, a private developer has begun constructing a new “pub street” just 50 meters from the same shore. ...

Phan Soumy

Minister orders Nagaworld construction stopped

An awning at the NagaWorld casino which extends three meters onto a public sidewalk was ordered to be destroyed yesterday by the Minister of Land Management, according to officials. ...

Taing Vida

Government approves 133-story skyscraper

The government has given final approval for a planned $3 billion, 133-story twin-tower skyscraper that developers claim will be completed by 2018, a spokesman for the Ministry of Land Management said on Monday. ...

Kang Sothear and Ben Paviour

More regulations for foreign construction projects: ministry

Foreign construction companies were warned not to violate Cambodia’s building laws during a meeting yesterday to review a number of projects that had been approved by the government. ...

May Titthara

133-story twin towers get initial approval

The government is reviewing a mammoth $1-billion proposal by the Thai Boon Roong Group to build twin commercial skyscrapers in Phnom Penh which, if constructed, would be among the world’s tallest buildings. ...

Kang Sothear

Approved construction projects’ value soars

The value of construction projects approved by the government in 2015 increased by 33 percent to about $3.33 billion compared to the previous year, according to a government report obtained on Sunday. ...

Kang Sothear

Coastal developments add new niche to property market

With the recent groundbreaking of the luxury Royal Sands residential project on Koh Rong by a Cambodian conglomerate Royal Group and two major luxury condominium projects being developed on or near the shoreline of Sihanoukville, real-estate agents say a new chapter has begun in the ...

May Kunmakara and Vincent MacIsaac

CPP officials at odds over white building mural

As Cambodians continue to de­bate the government’s whitewashing of a street artist’s multistory mural this week, the information minister publicly critiqued the decision on Friday and drew a comparison to the retrograde attitudes of Soviet leaders toward modern art. ...

George Wright and Khy Sovuthy

Residents angry over canal wall collapse

Residents living next to a sewage canal in Chomchao commune are concerned about their safety after the walls containing the canal and the ground around it began to collapse when contractors began work on a nearby construction site. ...

Chea Takihiro

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